The Positive Effect of Listening to Audio Material by a Native Speaker on Placement of English Word StressJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2021-03-05
Authors : Osama Elgaili Osman Omer;
Page : 823-826
Keywords : Listening; Audio; Native Speaker;
The present paper aims at investigating the impact of listening to audio material by a native speaker on placement of word stress. The present paper applies experimental design. It has certain sample, third year students, which are chosen from the students who are formally registered for the academic year 2019- 2020 at Faculty of Arts department of English language and literature (O.I.U). Their level in language proficiency ranges between elementary to pre- intermediate. Subjects are given handouts, worksheets and audio materials to train them how to place word stress correctly. They were asked to mark the most stressed syllable within two- syllable and polysyllabic words. However, the paper outlines the following findings *Listening to audio materials by native speaker has positive effect on placement of word stress. *Classroom interventions such as listening to audio materials and handout that were given to the subjects during prescribed course have positive impact on subjects? intelligibility. However, the subjects expressed increased confidence in speaking due to intelligibility which they gained. So, the amount of time subjects spent listening to and practicing along with the audio materials is also a good indication that they are headed in the right direction of improving their pronunciation as well as intelligibility.
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